NEW GENERAL COURT RULES OF PROCEDURE IN FORCE, INCLUDING CLOSED HEARINGS

New Rules of Procedure of the General Court of the EU entered into force on 1 July.  These replace the existing rules, which were first introduced in 1991 and since then frequently amended.

The new rules include controversial provisions permitting closed procedures, on which see previous blogs here and here.  The provisions are set out in Article 105 of the new rules, and will in accordance with Article 105(11) apply  from the publication of a decision in the Official Journal establishing the security rules for protecting information or material produced under the article.

There are also new Practice Rules for the Implementation of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court (in force since 20 May 2015), a new legal aid form, and 3 aide-mémoires to help parties’ representatives (found here).

The General Court’s press release is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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